Africa: 19 Essential Destinations

From a Gandhi-inspired tourist circuit around South Africa to the ancient ruins of Algeria, here’s a list of the quintessential Africa for you

Egypt: Cairo, 1870

A study of Cairo in oil by Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the greatest Art Nouveau painters

Born-again Suez Canal

The shortest sea link between Asia and Europe has been deepened and another channel, 35 km long, now runs parallel to it

The big 5: Heritage trails

From the pyramids of Egypt to the oriental splendours of Samarkand to the Inca Trail in Peru and more – a to-go list of places for heritage-diggers

5 things to do in Cairo

Enjoy the best of Egypt, cruise the Nile, gaze at the pyramids and don’t forget to say hello to King Tut